Blackberry Merton Thornless
Mid season thornless variety. Generous cropper of medium to large sized fruit with excellent flavour. Compact grower making it ideal for small gardens/allotments.
Due to its compact growth, Merton is an ideal variety for planting in small gardens and the short thornless canes make maintenance simple. For best results, plant in half shade or full sun although Merton will tolerate shade and soil with less than efficient drainage. Hardy but can be vulnerable to hard frosts on very exposed sites.
Plant Type: Plants/Soft Fruit
Hardiness: H5: Hardy - Cold Winter (-15C to -10C)
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): W 2m (at maturity)
Pot Size: 3L
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Plants for Pollinators: Yes
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Loam
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Planting Style: Flower Beds & Borders
Season of Interest: Summer
Flowering (from - to): June, August
Sowing / Planting (from - to): year round
Typically Available (from - to): year round
To encourage vigorous new growth and help establishment, cut all stems back to 30cm (1ft) above ground at planting time. To prune thereafter each winter, just cut out the dead canes that fruited the previous season and train in the new, tying them onto support wires from where they will product their fruiting spurs the following season. Mulch yearly with well rotted compost or manure to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Water well in dry periods, and apply a growmore type fertiliser in the spring.
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